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Alec Baldwin to set new 'SNL' host record

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Actor Alec Baldwin will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" next month for a record 16th time, the network said.

Hathaway eyeing chance to 'Get Smart'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Actress Anne Hathaway is considering joining the Hollywood adaptation of the former TV sitcom "Get Smart."

Hollywood is ready to 'Get Smart'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The stars are aligned for Hollywood's big screen version of the classic TV comedy "Get Smart."

'Get Smart' star Don Adams dead at 82

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Don Adams, best known for his role as Maxwell Smart on TV's Emmy Award-winning comedy "Get Smart," has died in Los Angeles at age 82.

Movie version of 'Get Smart' on the way

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has decided on Steve Carrell to star in a long-planned movie version of the classic TV comedy "Get Smart," Daily Variety said Tuesday.

ABC revives 'Week That Was'

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- ABC is reviving the 1960s political satire "That Was The Week That Was" on "Primetime Live" with Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson.
Buck Henry

Henry Zuckerman, better known as Buck Henry (born December 9, 1930), is an American actor, writer, film director, and television director.

Henry was born in New York City, the son of silent film actress Ruth Taylor and Paul S. Zuckerman (April 15, 1899-1966), a former Air Force general and stockbroker. He went to boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he worked on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine. He soon cultivated a flair for deadpan humor, saying the most nonsensical things with utter conviction. From 1959 to 1962, as part of an elaborate hoax by comedian Alan Abel, he pretended to be G. Clifford Prout, president of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals. Henry, as the quietly outraged Mr. Prout, presented his point of view on talk shows.

Henry's dry humor attracted attention in the entertainment community. He became a cast member on TV programs such as The New Steve Allen Show (1961) and That Was The Week That Was (1964-65). He was a co-creator and writer for Get Smart (1965-70), with Mel Brooks. Two of his TV projects had short runs but are fondly remembered by fans: Captain Nice (1967) with William Daniels as a reluctant superhero, and Quark (1978), with Richard Benjamin in command of a garbage scow in outer space.

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